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About meI am a book fanatic living in South Florida. I love travel, photography, reading, and living in joy. I have a spiritual counseling practice and also facilitate Artist's Way and Vein of Gold classes (based on Julia Cameron's books).
One of my favorite authors, Zora Neale Hurston, spent her last years in Fort Pierce, the town I have called home since 2005. Her unmarked grave was located by Alice Walker who honored this spectacular writer as she so deserved.

About my libraryI love memoirs, beautifully written fiction, books about ordinary people living life in an extraordinary way and books that open my heart.

These days I read about 5 books a month, way fewer than when I was unhealthily addicted to reading! Each year I include a list of my 25 favorite books in with my Christmas cards. At the end of the year, I delete any books read that year that are not in my top 25 list, so other than the most recent books listed (and a few Early Reviewer Books that I indicate are not top 25 books), all in my LT library are favorites.

My ratings are as follows:
5 - one of the best books I've ever read
4 1/2 - an outstanding, memorable book
4 - a great book

Here is my top 25 list for 2017 in order of favorites (books read between 12/16 and 11/17):
Agaat (also called The Way of the Women)-
Marlene Van Niekerk
Sing, Unburied, Sing - Jesmyn Ward
Christadora - Tim Murphy
The Enchanted - Rene Denfeld
This Is How It Always Is - Laurie Frankel
Miss Jane - Brad Watson
A Long Way Home - Saroo Brierley
Becoming Nicole - Amy Ellis Nutt
A Gentleman In Moscow - Amor Towles
Pastel Orphans - Gemma Liviero
Through Black Spruce - Joseph Boyden
City Of Refuge - Tom Piazza
Prayer For Owen Meany - John Irving
Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult
Another Brooklyn - Jacqueline Woodson
Secret River - Kate Grenville
Night Watch - Sarah Waters
Not My Father's Son - Alan Cumming
One-In-A-Million Boy - Monica Wood
Behold The Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue
Warrior Pose - Brad Willis
Three Souls - Janie Chang
Tipping The Velvet - Sarah Waters
We Are Called To Rise - Laura McBride
Blonde - Joyce Carol Oates

Top 25 list for 2016 in order of favorites
(books read between 12/15 and 11/16):
A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
Did You Ever Have A Family - Bill Clegg
Perla - Carolina De Robertis
Our Souls At Night - Kent Haruf
Dry: A Memoir - Augustin Burroughs
Love Warrior: A Memoir -Glennon Doyle Melton
Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson
Distant Land Of My Father - Bo Caldwell
Secret Keeper - Kate Morton
The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom
Commonwealth - Ann Patchett
Euphoria - Lily King
Hush - Eishes Chayil
The Sound of Gravel: a Memoir - Ruth Wariner
Mary Coin - Marisa Silver
Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant - Roz Chast
City of Tranquil Light - Bo Caldwell
The Healing - Jonathan Odell
The Burgess Boys - Elizabeth Strout
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal - Jeanette Winterson
Septembers of Shiraz - Dalia Sofer
Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty

Favorite Films, Documentaries and Television - 2017 (watched between 12/16 and 11/17):
Manchester By The Sea
The Keepers
Captain Fantastic
The Trans List
Kingdom Of Us
13 Reasons Why
Transparent Seasons 3 & 4
La La Land
The Walk
The Big Sick
Wishful Drinking
Witness (POV)
Accidental Courtesy (POV)
Glass Castle
Book of Negroes

Some favorite books of 2018 so far:
Jimmy Bluefeather
Running For My Life
Between The World And Me
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Yellow Birds
Raising Ryland
At Home In The World
Stranger In The Woods
Comfort: A Journey Through Grief
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
We Were The Lucky Ones
Just Mercy
The Marriage of Opposites
Every Note Played
Born a Crime
Go Went Gone


Favorite authorsChimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Julia Cameron, Kiana Davenport, Natalie Goldberg, Andrew Harvey, Ursula Hegi, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver, Jhumpa Lahiri, Anne Lamott, Colum McCann, Rohinton Mistry, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Ann Patchett, Lisa See, Ntozake Shange, Amy Tan, Gail Tsukiyama, Marianne Williamson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresVero Beach Book Center

Real nameNancy

LocationFort Pierce, FL

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceSep 20, 2008

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